Charles Maltby – Chief Executive Officer:
Charles has over 20 years of shipping industry experience. He graduated from the University of Plymouth, UK in 1992 with a BSc in Maritime Business (International Shipping & Maritime Law). He began his shipping career with Mobil Shipping in 1992 with day to day responsibility for LPG and petrochemical chartering & operations. From 1996 to 2005 he held various positions with BHP Billiton’s dry bulk and tanker freight business in London and Melbourne, culminating in establishing the handysize/handymax chartering and trading desk in the Hague in 2001. In 2005 he joined Pacific Basin as Managing Director (UK), Global Head of the Handymax Business and Head of the Groups Atlantic business. He joined Epic Gas as Executive Chairman in September 2014, and has been appointed Chairman & Chief Executive Officer end March 2015. He attended INSEAD (AMP) in 2008, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Jeremy Lee – Commercial Director
: Jeremy has over 30 years of industry experience and joined the company in January 2014. He began his career as a Commercial Manager at P&O (bulk division). In 1988 Jeremy joined Exmar in Hong Kong representing the first commercial presence for Exmar in Asia. After 1998, the office focused almost entirely on the pressurised sector and in 2004 acquired the assets of Far East Shipping, which held the pre-eminent position in the local market. In 2005, he joined Unigas Kosan as a Managing Director where he was responsible for the marketing of the fleet and the conclusion of all term and spot charters.
Uta Urbaniak – Chief Financial Officer:
Uta has over 15 years of experience in the ship finance and shipping industry. She began her career with HSH Nordbank in Hamburg and went on to become the Head of West European and North American shipping clients. In 2006 Uta moved with the bank to Hong Kong, establishing their ship financing activities in Asia. Uta joined the company in 2007 and her responsibilities include managing key relationships with shareholders and with ship financiers.
Niraj Singh – Technical Director: Niraj has over 30 years of marine industry experience. He began his career with P&O Bulk in 1989. After spending 6 years as a Chief Engineer with varied experience on Bulk Carriers, Tankers – Oil & Chemical, he joined Gemarfin (Gestioni Maritima Finanziare) as a Technical Superintendent in 2000 at Lugano, Switzerland. In 2003, Niraj joined Epic Gas as Ship Manager, and since 2013 as a Fleet Manager. He took up the role of Technical Director in 2016, and is responsible for our global technical management including Ship Management, SHEQ, Crewing, and Newbuilding.